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C.132. Honours for Cornelius Marcellinus

Description: Piece of a marble panel, w: 0.18 x h: 0.19 x d: 0.06, cut down for re-use.
Text: Inscribed on two faces at different periods; a fragment of the earlier text, IGCyr 23200 survives on the upper face.
Letters: First century BCE; 0.02.

Date: First century BCE

Findspot: Cyrene: Agora: found before 1928.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum


[---] Κορ[νήλιος]
[---] υἱὸς [Λέντολος]
[---] ( vac. 1) Μαρκελ[λῖνος? ( vac. )]


[---]  ΜΑΡΚΕΛ[........]

English translation

Translation by: Editors

. . . ] Cor[nelius], son [of Publius, Lentulus] Marcellinus


Oliverio may have been right to identify the subject with Cn. Cornelius P.F. Lentulus Marcellinus, Pompey's legate in Libya in 67 BCE (see DPRR Corn2082), for whom see also C.271, C.280, C.688; and if so, this text presumably antedates C.271 and C.280 in which he is described as patron. It may be, however, that this is a different Marcellinus, possibly the quaestor of 75 BCE, DPRR Corn2071; see further Reynolds, art.cit.

Bibliography: Oliverio, 1929, 15, p.142, and fig 40, whence SEG 9.160, PHI 324011. Republished, Reynolds, 1962, 3, mentioned SEG 20.731, Robert, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1964.560.
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. From left: C.132, C.97 and IGCyr 12700; below, C.134,fragment b. (Department of Antiquities, F31-378)

   Fig. 2. Face (Department of Antiquities, F31-378)